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Essam Koshak Koshak

Human rights activist / political activist

Released

Date of Birth
1974
City Of Birth
Makkah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering

About The Detainee

A human rights activist and blogger calling for reform, women's rights and fighting corruption. He calls for the release of prisoners of conscience through his social media platforms

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2018-02-01
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City Of Internment:
Makkah
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Reason
Because of his human rights activities and his activity on Twitter
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Method
He was summoned to the Criminal Investigation Department in Makkah where he was arrested and placed in Makkah General Prison for 6 months, then he was transferred to Dhahban Prison
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Practices And Violations
He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer; He was not informed of the reason of his arrest; he was not permitted to contact his family.
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
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Trial and legal proceedings
In October 2018, he was sentenced to 4 years in prison and banned from travel for 4 years on charges of inciting public opinion, as a result of his human rights activities and his support for demands to end the guardianship over women.

Time Line For Arrest

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